The pious man
Not that this has anything to do with religion. “Nasrallah Predicts Divine Victory for Hamas, Agitates Egyptians Against Their Government,” from Naharnet, December 28 (thanks to Michael):
Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday ordered his resistance on maximum alert to confront any Israeli attack, and urged Egyptians to pressure their government into opening the Gaza crossing for “weapons” to Hamas fighters.
Nasrallah, in an address marking the first day of Ashoura, said what is underway in Gaza is similar to July-August war between Hizbullah and Israel in 2006 “and the outcome would be the same.”
Nasrallah did not pledge direct support for allied Hamas in Gaza. However, he called for a mass rally scheduled for Monday in south Beirut in support of the “mujahideen (holy fighters) in Gaza.
The Hizbullah leader launched a vehement attack on Arab states that had signed peace with Israel, and urged “Arab and Muslim peoples” to pressure their governments into exerting pressures on the international community to halt the Israeli attack on Gaza that has claimed more than 300 lives.
Nasrallah, however, focused his attack on Egypt, calling Cairo to open the Rafah Crossing to Gaza “to those still alive, not to the dead.”
He said the crossing should be opened to supplies of water, food, medicine and “weapons as well.”
Addressing the Egyptian people, Egyptian Army officers and intellectuals, Nasrallah said “I’m not calling for a coup d’etat, but go talk to your leaders and tell them you do not accept what is happening in Gaza.”
The Hizbullah leader blamed the recent deploying of Katyusha rockets in south Lebanon on “Israel or its agents.”
He criticized calls for peace with Israel, saying such peace “would not give us back Palestine or Jerusalem.”
Israel, Nasrallah said, has only “massacres and crimes for those who call for peace.”…